(July 11, 2002 - Burbank, CA) - Hilary Estey McLoughlin has been promoted to Executive Vice President & General Manager, Telepictures Productions, it was announced today by Jim Paratore, who serves as President, Telepictures Productions, and Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. In this newly created position, Estey McLoughlin will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Telepictures Productions. She will continue to be based in New York. “Hilary was the first hire I made when we started Telepictures Productions some 12 years ago and has been instrumental in the success we’ve had,” said Paratore. “She knows the business from the ground up-she started in research at the reps, has developed shows, executive produced ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’ and served as a production executive. Telepictures Productions won’t miss a beat in this transition. In fact, we have a very talented and experienced staff at Telepictures and this will allow everyone to grow.” Prior to her promotion, Estey McLoughlin served as Senior Vice President, Programming & Development, Telepictures Productions, a post she was promoted to in February 1999. Before that, she was Vice President, Programming, following 18 months as an executive producer of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” alongside Rosie O’Donnell, winning the 1998 and 1999 Daytime Emmy Awards for Best Talk Show. Before her move to executive producer, Estey McLoughlin was Vice President, Development for Telepictures Productions, where she was integral in the development, launch and day-to-day production of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” While in this post, she also supervised the company’s other current series and program development for first-run syndication, cable and network daytime programming. Estey McLoughlin began her career in 1984 as a research analyst for Seltel, Inc. She joined the Lorimar-Telepictures research department in 1986, holding various titles including senior research analyst, manager and director of research. She was named Director, Development Telepictures Productions in 1989 and was promoted to Vice President, Development in 1992. For the 2002-03 season, Telepictures Productions will produce “The Bachelor II,” the next installment of the midseason hit, “The Bachelor,” for ABC. In first-run syndication, the company will produce the freshman seasons of “The Caroline Rhea Show” and “Celebrity Justice,” the second season of “ElimiDate,” the third season of “Street Smarts,” the fourth season of “Judge Mathis,” the fifth season of “Change of Heart,” the ninth season of “Extra,” and the twelfth season of “Jenny Jones”-28 ½ hours of programming weekly. The company is also producing “Slamball” for TNN and “High School Reunion” for midseason at The WB.
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